‘Merciless’ heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the United States is leaving few places to hide from the relentless mugginess of high humidity. Not the north. Not the cool of night.

Washington state is the only holdout. By Friday afternoon, every other state had already hit 90 degrees.

The National Weather Service forecasts that on Monday nearly all of the Lower 48 states could hit 95 on the heat index somewhere, which factors in humidity.

And while the extra hot weather will ease a bit next week, the temperature forecast for the next three months isn’t exactly promising.

The weather service outlook for the next three months shows above normal temperatures across the country.